Practical Counselling For You in Lilydale, Yarra Ranges

We All Go Through Traumatic Times In Our Lives:

Sometimes circumstances or life events occur that can leave us feeling confused, anxious, depressed, stressed or totally overwhelmed: it’s part of being human.. Whether these feelings or responses are caused by problems at work, with family, children, relationships, financial difficulties or grief or loss – it can sometimes seem impossible to find a way forward:

But talking with our counsellors can certainly help you heal from your traumatic situations!

Counselling Room with furniture

At By Design Holistic Health – Debbie & Lisa are fully-qualified, registered and highly experienced counsellors who are available to help with most mental health issues. We understand that it’s not enough to just sit back and listen, so we use a range of practical therapeutic techniques that provide you with coping strategies to improve your overall well-being.

Lisa Maravelis
Masters  of Counselling
Bachelor of Arts – Youth Affairs
Over 25 Year Experience


Lisa’s passion as a counsellor is helping support children, young people, individuals and families.  She has worked in schools as a counsellor supporting students, parents and teachers, as well as pioneering programs for primary and secondary students.  She assisted and advocated for homeless and disadvantaged children, young people and families when she was a caseworker in the community sector.

Lisa’s counselling reflects warmth and empathy with each person she works with on their therapeutic journey.  She is client focused and passionate about encouraging and developing the potential in each person she counsels, empowering them to be the best they can be.

Lisa offers counselling services in the following areas:

  • Counselling for Children, Youth & Families

  • Personal Counselling

  • Relationship Counselling

  • Marriage Counselling

  • Trauma Counselling

  • Counselling for Abuse – sexual, emotional, physical, neglect, spiritual

  • Domestic Violence Counselling

  • Anger Management & Therapy

  • Counselling for Depression & Anxiety

  • Counselling for Grief & Loss

  • Counselling for Addiction

  • General Counselling

Debbie Jones
Bachelor of Counselling
Diploma of Community Work
Over 15 Year Industry Experience.

Debbie’s experience has seen her work in a variety of settings as a counsellor. This includes working in a crisis support services; an employment assistance program; secondary school setting with adolescents, parents and staff; employment agencies; in a counselling support service; and now in private practice.

Debbie specialises in providing counselling & therapy services around:

Debbie also has experience counselling in the fields of:

  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • ADHD
  • Specific learning difficulties (dyslexia),
  • ASD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder, and;
  • The role and experience of being a Carer.

Debbie has also worked successfully to help many people reduce levels of alcohol, drug and other addictions.

By predominantly use a Solution Focused Brief Therapy approach as a counsellor, Debbie is also experienced and trained in trauma recovery counselling, couple counselling and in narrative therapy.

To make an appointment with our Counsellors Lisa or Debbie,  Contact Us today at the Lilydale Clinic, Yarra Ranges

Note:  The following is the definition of counselling that I adhere to.  PACFA is the peak psychotherapy and counselling organization in Australia. For more information on PACFA :